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Jackie F
East Sussex, United Kingdom
4021
A Return Visit
Reviewed 1 Sept 2022
Having very much enjoyed our stay last year when the Forge was a B&B, we returned this summer to experience the renovation into a self-catering unit, which has been done really well. The accommodation is spacious with a lovely new bathroom, a comfortable lounge and a large fully- equipped kitchen. Kate's breakfast pack was enough to sustain us for several days!
Kate is a hospitable host who makes you feel really welcome. The Forge is highly recommended for a stay in this area.
Date of stay: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

Arrived on Thursday the 12th May at around 5:30
My party was greeted by Kate who showed us our pla e.
All rooms were nicely decorated and it was obvious that recent renovation had been carried out as every room looked fresh clean and light.
Very comfortable with lovely well equiped kitchen with all the essentials provided
I would visit the forge again l, ovely place

Date of stay: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

We stayed for 4 nights while attending a festival nearby. The Forge is in a lovely setting, down a narrow country lane but only 10 minutes drive from Faversham. Our room was really comfortable, tastefully decorated and incredibly clean. Kate's breakfast, served through the door to the breakfast room to maintain Covid safety, was lovely - a really wide choice and Kate went the extra mile to find us decaff. tea bags and soya milk.

We had rolled over this booking from the year before, and Kate made the whole process very easy and gave us lots of useful information beforehand.

We definitely intend to stay here again and would thoroughly recommend The Forge and Kate's hospitality.

Date of stay: August 2021
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Kate Dickinson, Owner at Sandhurst Farm Forge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2021

Thankyou so much for your lovely review Jackie.we very much look forward to you return.

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Reviewed 19 August 2021

What a fantastic place to visit and stay. We booked 2 nights at the forge to visit family and experience their farrier/forging and pottery and textiles workshops. Kate and the whole family were so welcoming and showed us around their gorgeous farm and land which was so quiet and peaceful. The rooms are spacious and fully equipped and very comfortable. Kate was a fantastic host, making us all amazing breakfasts each morning with homemade jams and delicious locally sourced food. She advised where to visit in the area during our stay and we spent a lovely morning in the historical town of Faversham. There are many walks around the local area if you want to just relax in the peace and quiet and see the beautiful countryside.

The workshops that the family offered were such great experiences with Charlie in his traditional forge showing us the traditional blacksmithing techniques, Will working in his part of the workshop turning some beautiful pieces of wood, Izzy in her pottery studio showing us how to be the next contestants on Pottery showdown with pinch pots and throwing and Kate offered a workshop in spinning fleece the way our ancestors would have worked. The day was so much fun as we got the chance as a group to experience the workshops and create a little something to take home. The whole family are so talented and some of their work can be seen in their on-site gallery. We could not resist buying some and were just blown away with all the beautiful and unique pieces they have created.

We cannot wait to visit again and spend longer with you all seeing more of the area and more workshopping! Thank you for a wonderful two days stay. The Mathesons 😊

Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kate Dickinson, Owner at Sandhurst Farm Forge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2021

Hi there Mathesons, So pleased you enjoyed your two days.It was great fun doing the workshops with you.l will contact you again when your clay creations have been fired,and sort colours out.

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Reviewed 6 June 2021

Everything was perfect on this (our first) visit and Kate was so helpful and welcoming both in the emails pre-visit, when we arrived and throughout out stay. We felt very safe and secure. Kate couldn't have been more helpful in advising and booking a local pub for supper - and even dropped us off there on our first night. We were able to walk back on a really quiet road and then through a small wood to the back of their 3-acre property. Kate cooked us delicious (pre-ordered) breakfast of local produce each morning, serving it through a 'hatch' (for 'distancing' reasons!) .
The accommodation is spacious and comfortable ...and everything 'worked'; we instantly felt 'at home' in this very relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The location is so quiet, set in the Kent weald in a maze of quiet (narrow) country lanes..no street lights or traffic noise - bliss!. Good area for walking - so many footpaths....if only we'd had the time! The garden around the house and annex is swathed with country flowers and shrubs...most attractive.
The whole family is very talented: a working forge/farrier, wood turner, potter/ceramics, tapestry, paintings.... and if you're lucky you may (on request) be able to view - and buy, as we did! - beautiful artifacts displayed in their Art Studio.

Room tip: Private entrance to our room in the single storey annex attractively converted from old stables. Off-road parking right outside the annex.
Date of stay: June 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2020

We stayed here for one night during our walking holiday. The room was lovely and cosy after a hard day. The breakfast was amazing and set us up really well for the day. Beautiful location. Thank you Kate.

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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